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Thursday, July 12, 2007

No makeup, No TV, No cellphones, No toilet bowls...

... for two nights and three days... and I survived... on top of it all, I survived without complaints or whines.

A bunch of us went camping in the most desolate yet beautiful area ever. See pic... aah.. beeeyouteefull isn't it?



Getting to our camping area was an ordeal. For someone that has never been backpacking or camping, I had absolutely no idea on what to expect. I was given the following advice, "Pack light." "Light" can have absolutely no meaning for someone that has a purse that weighs half her size. But somehow, I tried to cram in two nights and three days worth of clothing, food, and bare essentials into a single.. I repeat... single backpack. Yes yes... take a moment to be proud of me.
Back to getting to the camping area... We had to take a trail... The trail was about a 2.5-3 mile hike into this forest. See picture of a part of the trail.. Don't you LOVE the greenery? oohs and aahs everywhere...

So anyway, the group tried to leave as early as possible from civilization so that we would not have to hike the trail in the night time and avoid being attacked by bears... But fact of life readers... When you have a group more of than two... ok, more than three individuals..., it is near to impossible to have things happen according to plans... Throw a brown person into the group, and it IS impossible to have things go as planned. Hence, we ended up hiking the trail in the night time. And no.. No bears were sighted. Thank god! (But on the way back from camping, my friend thought he heard a rattle snake... Rattle snakes are only existent in the desert silly...) Each of us had mini headlights taped to our heads, which made us look like miners. Awesomeness at its best!


By the time we got to the camping site, it was around 10PM I think. Oh did I mention that I did not carry a watch during the trip. It was bliss! First thing I told my friends when we reached there was, "sniff sniff... I am soaking in the fact that I won't have to wake up to my cell phone alarm tomorrow"... aaahhhh blissssss...


The rest of the time was spent at the lake, hiking, drinking, more drinking, yapping, applying excessive sunscreen (yes yes, even I, the 'brown' one applied sunscreen), cooking, getting attacked by flies, shoveling a hole in the ground so that we can do our business, flick crawling ants from the tent... ooh, here's a pic of the tent...


Camping has told me taught me to appreciate the little things in life. Like..., combing your hair. How living in the wild without a comb can make your hair feel like plastic. And the comfort of bottled water. I had to pump water into bottles from the lake. It was a great task, but Dasani all the way baby! And the stars.... I have never seen so many fucking stars in my life. I could even see the hazy Milky Way spread across the sky. I was reminded of every song that had the something to do with stars while I watched them. You can be my lucky star...

oooh, which reminds me... I went to an 80s party a couple of weekends ago, which deserves another post... starlight... starbright!

5 comments:

Pri said...

one backback? no comb? jeez i hope u had chapstick.
and maybe im blind but i dont see a tent in that picture. do tell us about the party.

Arranged? said...

we did have chapsticks... the orange/yellow looking thingy in the pic was my tent... it was GREAT! Would you be amazed if I told you that two people had to sleep in that thing? hehehe

Janefield said...

cool pics! waiting for the 80s party post! madonna in her netted almost nothings slithering abt a in a gondola with a haughty lion in the background comes to mind.

Rebellion said...

Beautiful place. Darn! I wanna go campaigning too :|

Coco Captive said...

OMG!! This place looks heavenly!